Foreign Policies

Foreign Policies

Kiska Congratulates Hungarian President Ader on Re-election

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Monday telephoned his Hungarian counterpart Janos Ader to congratulate him on his re-election in a parliamentary vote earlier in the day, stating that he's...

Fico Represents Sobotka at EU Summit in Brussels

Brussels, March 10 (TASR-correspondent) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico at an informal part of the EU summit in Brussels on Friday represented not only his own country but also Czech Premier Bohuslav Sobotka,...

Fico: Temporary Quotas Absolute Fiasco; EU Has No Alternative Solution

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) – The system of temporary migrant quotas within the EU is an absolute failure, stated Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) at a meeting of the parliamentary European affairs committee on...

Fico: If EU President Election Is Postponed, Tusk Won’t Be Re-elected

Bratislava, March 8 (TASR) – If the Polish Government succeeds in postponing the European Council president election until a different EU summit, the incumbent Donald Tusk won't be re-elected, said Slovak Prime Minister Robert...

Two Syrians from Germany Arrested in Slovakia for Smuggling Migrants

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) - The Slovak police have pressed charges of people smuggling against two Syrian nationals with temporary stays in Germany who were caught attempting to smuggle a 23-year old-Syrian woman with...

Sebej: Total Restart of European Union is Impossible

A total restart of the European Union (EU) with 27 member states is not possible, Slovak Parliament's foreign affairs committee chair Frantisek Sebej (Most-Hid) said on RTVS's discussion programme 'O 5 minut 12' (Five Minutes to Twelve) on Sunday while discussing the Union's future with MEP Jozef Viskupic (OLaNO-NOVA) and MEP Ivan Stefanec (KDH).

Slovakia to Monitor How UK Treats Slovaks Living There

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) - The devil is in the details, and Slovakia will therefore closely monitor how the UK's promised generosity towards Slovaks living there will be met, stated Slovak Prime Minister Robert...

Minister Matecna Decorated with French State Award for Agriculture

Paris/Bratislava, February 27 (TASR) - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) became the first Slovak citizen ever to receive the highest French state award for her contributions in agriculture, TASR learnt on Monday.

Analyst: People Non-committal about EU Are Easily Swayed

A total of 45 percent of Slovaks have a neutral view of the European Union, according to the results of a Eurobarometer 86 survey announced by head of the European Commission Representation in Slovakia Dusan Chrenek.

Eurobarometer: EU’s Image Improving in Slovakia

The EU's image in Slovakia has begun to improve again, with Slovaks supporting the Union more in general, and also having more trust in its institutions and policies than before, as is evident from the results of the Eurobarometer 86 survey carried out in November, European Commission Representation Office head Dusan Chrenek said at a press conference on Friday.

Slovakia to Help Primarily Afghanistan, Kenya and Moldova in 2017

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Slovakia's chief ambition this year in terms of development aid is to deal with fragmentation and to further expand the capacities and powers of the national development agency, including...

Lajcak Receives Credentials from New Brazilian Ambassador Carneiro

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak on Wednesday received copies of the credentials of newly appointed Brazilian Ambassador to Slovakia Luis Antonio Balduin Carneiro, who has replaced Susan...

EU Parliamentary Chairs to Meet in Bratislava in April

Bratislava, February 21 (TASR) - The European heads of parliaments will meet again in Bratislava between April 22-23 in order to exchange information on cooperating with each other, stated Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko (Slovak...

SaS Refutes Reports by Russian Media on its Alleged Support of Slexit

Bratislava, February 19 (TASR) - Opposition Freedom and Solidarity party (SaS) has objected to lies disseminated by some Russian media, who have stated that SaS supports the departure of Slovakia from the EU, or Slexit.

Fico: If USA Scraps Russia Sanctions, EU Might Pluck Up Courage

Trencin, February 17 (TASR) - Prime Minister Robert Fico on Friday repeatedly criticised the EU's sanctions against Russia as he paid a visit to producer of flight simulators Virtual Reality Media (VRM) in Trencin. "This...

Slovakia and Czech Republic Ink Deal on Patrolling Airspace

The Slovak and Czech defence ministers, Peter Gajdos and Martin Stropnicky, respectively, meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, inked an agreement between their two countries on the mutual protection of their airspace, TASR learnt on the same day.

Kiska: Thousands of Jobs Created in Kenya Due to Slovak Aid Projects

Over 100 development assistance projects have come into existence since Slovakia began to provide aid to Kenya [in 2004], said Slovak President Andrej Kiska after meeting Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and members of the country's Government in Nairobi on Monday.

Kiska Leaves for First-ever Visit to Kenya

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Sunday left for his first-ever visit to Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa as head of state, TASR learnt on the same day. The visit, taking place...

Family Alliance: Slovakia Shouldn’t Fund Abortions in Africa

Bratislava, February 9 (TASR) - The Family Alliance (AZR) on Thursday stated that it doesn't agree with Slovakia possibly co-funding abortions in Africa and other developing countries following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to...

Kazimir in Cuba Discussing Slovak Investments in Energy Sector

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) - Finance Minister Peter Kazimir (Smer-SD) is holding a series of talks with representatives of the Cuban Government in the country's capital of Havana to strengthen cooperation between both countries,...